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Private 4 Year

McDaniel College Admission Requirements

Westminster, Maryland

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Chances of getting into McDaniel College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
91.8%
Admission Difficulty for McDaniel College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into McDaniel College and can I get accepted? The school has a 92% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,454 out of 3,761 applicants were admitted making McDaniel College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. McDaniel College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by McDaniel College.

McDaniel College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for McDaniel College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for McDaniel College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

McDaniel College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for McDaniel College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for McDaniel College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

McDaniel College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into McDaniel College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into McDaniel College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McDaniel College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as McDaniel College accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted McDaniel College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

52% of McDaniel College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted McDaniel College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

McDaniel College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,973 1,788 3,761
Accepted 1,862 1,592 3,454
Acceptance Rate 94% 89% 92%
Enrolled 291 284 575
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
64

Applicants have 64 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to McDaniel College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to McDaniel College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

McDaniel College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at McDaniel College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164270 IPEDS survey data for McDaniel College.

FAQs

Does McDaniel College prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to McDaniel College. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into McDaniel College?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to McDaniel College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.